Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that only two of the original cast have appeared in all episodes – Goodnight Sweetheart
Opening Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Mr Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary life. By day, a very bored and uninspired TV repairman but by night, an accidental time traveler.-IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Nicholas Lyndhurst – Gary
Victor McGuire – Ron
Christopher Ettridge – Reg
Elizabeth Carling – Phoebe Sparrow
Emma Amos – Yvonne Sparrow
- All the episode titles are names of songs from the 1940’s.
- The theme tune for Goodnight Sweetheart, can also be heard in the Star Trek episode “City On The Edge of Forever”, during a scene in the 1930’s
- Emma Amos, who replaced Michelle Holmes as Yvonne originally tried out for the part of Phoebe when the show first started. However this role went to Dervla Kirwan.
- Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks devised “Goodnight Sweetheart” while writing Love Hurts (1992).
- Victor McGuire worked on Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) between seasons.
- Nicholas Lyndhurst (Gary Sparrow) and Victor McGuire (Ron Wheatcroft) are the only actors to appear in all 58 episodes of the series. In second place is Christopher Ettridge(PC Reg Deadman), who appears in 56 episodes.
Gary Covers The Smiths